It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
The show originally opened on 21 March 2013, following previews from 25 February to mainly positive reviews from the popular press, with many praising its original concept and polished production: "Cleverly written...enormously enjoyable" (Londontheatre.co.uk); "Decadent and self-indulgent musical" (Telegraph); "mildly amusing" (Guardian); "Loved it" (Independent).
The musical currently stars Billy Harrigan Tighe as Elder Price and A.J. Holmes as Elder Cunningham, alongside Alexia Khadime as Nablulungi, Stephen Ashfield as Moroni / Elder Mckinley, and Chris Jarman as The General.
The musical comedy follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get - Uganda. As they attempt to bring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to a community ravaged by War Lords and disease, the pair find their friendship and faith tested by the extreme situations they find themselves in.
The musical is written by the team behind 'South Park' and has book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. It is directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, designed by Scott Pask, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, choreography by Casey Nicholaw, costumes by Ann Roth, sound by Brian Ronan. It is produced in the West End by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman Productions.
The Book Of Mormon was nominated for six Olivier Awards, taking home four including the awards best Best Choreography, Best Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel) and Best New Musical.